explosion in WardakAt least three people were killed and five others were injured following a rocket attack on a volleyball game in Wardak province. (File photo of attack on volleyball game in Yahya Khel Paktika).

According to the local government officials, the incident took place late on Saturday in Nerkh district.

The provincial government media office, following a statement, said the rocket landed in a play ground in Omar Khel area.

The statement further added that the health condition of four injured individuals is satisfactory while the fifth injured individual is in a critical condition.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces in central Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating.

This comes as at least 45 people were killed following a suicide attack which targeted a volleyball game in eastern Paktika province late last month.

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